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CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 6:15pm EST
we mustçó rise of across america. we must tellçó america, we will not tolerate it anymore. we must feed them on our knees. -- we must defeat them on our knees. if god is for us, there is no abortionist in this place or in hell that can stand against us. all children, all babies, are worthy alike. god bless you, and god bless america. çó>> that is the way we were abe to put on these activities. we have a student contests program for essays and poland's for high school and junior high students. -- essays andñrÑi poems. we want to announce the winners of six of the categories. i am going to ask our students to come forward. Ñifirst will be our high school essay winner. >> i am from newardk, delaware. >> and our high school point winner. ñr>> i am from cincinnati, ohio. >> and our high school poster winter. >> i am from baltimore, maryland. >> and our junior high poem winner. >> i am fromÑi white plains, new york. >> and our junior high poster winner. >> i am from owens bill, ky. >> we are very proud of our students and the work to do the judging and logging these in. the intere
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 6:00am EST
find new markets, just as the competitors are finding. america is on the sidelines as the other -- if we are on the sidelines as other nations are doing this, we will lose jobs offshore. however, realizing the benefits also means enforcing those agreements to the trading partners so that will play by the rules. that is why i will continue to try to open global markets to strengthen the trade relations in asia and with partners like south korea, panama, and columbia. . and colombia. fourth, we need to invest in the skills and education of our people. now this year, this year we've broken through the stale mate between left and right by launching a national competition to improve our schools. and the idea here is simple. instead of rewarding failure, we only reward success. only reward success. in the status quo, we only invest in reform. reform that raises student achievement, inspiring students to compel in math and science, and turns around tailing -- failing school that steal the future of too many young americans from rural communities to the inner cities. in the 21st century, the
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2010 10:30am EST
back on these moments and assume that our progress was inevitable -- that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back at bull run and the allies first landed at omaha beach, victory was very much in doubt. when the market crashed on black tuesday and civil rights marchers were beaten on bloody sunday, the future was anything but certain. these were times that tested the courage of our convictions, and the strength of our union. and despite all our divisions and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, america prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation, and one people. again, we are tested. and again, we must answer history's call. one year ago, i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked çbyçi2oç severe recession, ai( financial system on the verge of collapse, and a government deeply in debt. çexperts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. so we acted -- immediately and aggressively. and one year later, the worst of the storm has passed. but the devastation remains
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
progress was inevitable, that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back at bull run and the allies first landed at omaha beach, victory was very much in doubt. when the market crashed on black tuesday and civil rights marches were beaten on bloody sunday, the future was anything but certain. these were the times that tested the courage of our convictions and the strength of our union and despite all our dwegses and -- divisions you and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, america prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation, as one people. again we are tested and again we must answer history's call. one year ago i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse and a government deeply in debt. experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act we might face a second depression. so we acted immediately and aggressively. and one year later the worst of the storm has passed. but the devastation remains. one in 10 americans still cannot find work, many b
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 11:00pm EST
manufacturing the way we are. that is about the only thing made in america still are . the number one thing may be that these are a bunch of stupid young kids remember when issue was to legalize marijuana. it is now legal in california and new jersey. you can now get in 1 ounce a month if you have cancer or aids. the drugs are not all horrible. most of the horrible drugs are manufactured by are pharmaceutical companies and people abuse them. guest: the drug issue is very complicated. it is supply and demand for it is one that neither the europeans or the americans or latin americans have been able to come to grips with are the drugs are having a big effect in latin america. this was not true 20 years ago. we will not resolve this overnight. we need to focus on the issue now that the mexican society is bleeding very badly. united states needs to be concerned about that. secretary of state clinton said this last year. host: a dealer is asking if cuba got an earthquake like haiti, would we be there to rebuild a communist regime? guest: that is an issue of helping out a country that has t
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2010 11:00pm EST
. paul, minn. at a time when the twin cities were known as america's capital of antisemitism. jews were discriminated for everything, houses, public accommodation, even service clubs and automobile clubs. the rest of america was not much better. that is one of the reasons why a record of america with an administration beloved by jews raised only a feeble voice against the holocaust. that was then. now, of course, the twin cities are among the most enlightened communities of america, the place where they have had several jewish senators, several black officials, a flourishing of the community. it has transformed itself as america has been transformed. and i want to ask the question, what happened? how did that happen? we do not have time to get into many of the reasons but the most significant was the powerful tide of the civil rights revolution. it simply knocked down a closed society of my youth, knocking down the walls of the segregation and discrimination, opening the doors of equal opportunity to blacks and jews and all but -- and ultimately to women and to gaze and to people with d
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2010 10:00am EST
our friends and colleagues from the new america foundation, which has been helping us put this event together and some subsequent ones still to come. i won't introduce the panel now. i would, however, like to say to congressman eelsen what a pleasure it is to see him back here at brookings. he has been a frequent visitor here, and we're the better for it. we look forward to listening to you this afternoon. i don't think i need to go on at too much length about jim's background. >> good. >> we'll just stop right there. he's come to talk to us about fencing this afternoon, a sport from his youth which he's taken up once again in middle age. >> early middle age. >> right. >> but in addition to being an athlete and an owe limpion, he has also been of course a global public servant. he was that in his capacity as the president of the world bank and then in 2005-2006, he was the special envoy for the quartet working on the middle east in general and the issues and challenges of gaza in particular. subsequent to that, as a brookings trustee, he has enabled us here to establish the center is
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 6:15pm EST
the tools and resources they need to keep america's sake. this includes making sure these communities and people in them are coordinated effectively and held accountable at every level. meanwhile, the investigation into the christmas day incident continues, and we are learning more about the suspect. we know that he traveled to yemen, a cup project a country dealing with deadly insurgencies. -- a country dealing with deadly insurgencies. he was directed to attack that plane headed for america. this is not the first time this group has targeted us. they have bomb humani government facilities and our embassy in 2008, killing one american. i have made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government. even before christmas day, we have seen the results. plots have been disrupted and leaders eliminated. all those involved in the attempted act must know, you, too, will be held to account. it has been nearly a year since i stood on the steps of the u.s. capitol and took the oath of office as your president. with that 0 came the solemn responsibility i carry with me ever
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2010 2:00am EST
been an exciting issue. our focus was on what it should be, it jobs, securing america. we also spent time with leaders like bill clinton, talking about the tragedy in haiti. spent time with leaders like bill clinton, talking about the tragedy in haiti but i must tell you, we just had a powerful, sensible wind blown beneath our wings by bill clinton, former president of the united states. to start this conference off with another president, eric schmidt from google, to hear from the president of the united states, barack obama and to have been between more than a dozen presidents in ceo's of business and labor come before us and tell us of their optimism and their belief that we can get this done i believe the leaves are members ready to go back to work next week. we are prepared to take the words of bill clinton, barack obama, eric schmidt into with the people of america have been waiting for and that is for us to pass health care legislation, to put americans back to work and to have sensible policy on energy and to bring this forward in foreign policy as well and we heard from our
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 1:00pm EST
north little rock. nebraska road graders made in north america will have a north little rock tag on it. and the future of our country -- we will have a current -- census. by the middle of the century of looks like we will be pushing somewhere in the neighborhood of a half a billion folks spirit are tracked -- billion folks. we are excited about the innovation the administration is looking at in terms of reprivatizing funding. . >> thank you, thanks for all your leadership in arkansas. as i said, the president, vice- president and other members of the cabinet will be making some announcements about high-speed rail. there have been some very strong proposals from many different regions around the country on high-speed rail. high-speed rail is coming to america and is coming to america because of the $8 billion, which is a billion times more than we have ever had at dot because of president obama's vision and vice-president biden's vision on this. they have that inserted in the economic recovery plan because they know that is what americans want. i think when you see the role out of th
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 7:00am EST
talked about bringing 1.5 million jobs back to america by the end of the year. but i don't think he did enough for us who are unemployed. he gave no remarks, no speech, anything about helping us who are running out of unemployment. he did not talk about helping us to extend these unemployment benefits for all of us who are running out. a lot of us will become homeless. host: what caller: did you do i was a maintenance engineer. host: he focused a lot on it jobs -- and what are you worried about? good luck. next, antonio, an independent. caller: yes, i want to say something about mr. obama last night. the speech was mediocre, same song. i hope the people in this country realize the condition this country is in. forget the war, there is one song in italia that says [ quality and italian words] -- america is a beautiful country. no one can beat us, and if we want we can do. we need to thrive these things going on in the washington for so many years. they don't care for the everyday people. host: antonio says words, words, words. there is a project at the university that keeps all kinds
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2009 10:00pm EST
commission. there are holding hundreds of events encumbrances across america to celebrate -- all across; american to celebrate lincoln. he spoke about equality. as we all know from our history, our entire went after the invention of the cotton in jim prada -- after the cotton gin. families were torn apart and sold. abraham lincoln's rise to the white house paralyzed the tension in america over slavery. by 1854, the republican party was formed to oppose slavery and then spent in the territories. by 1858, lincoln himself warned that a house divided could not stand. like most leaders, lincoln could see but could do little to slow the downward spiral of our union. six weeks after his election in november 1860, the union was dissolved and [unintelligible] the war claimed more american lives than all other wars that we have been involved in. between 1861 and 1865, 620,000 americans died in battle or by disease. this was 2% of the entire u.s. population at the time, the equivalent of 6 million americans today. it is difficult to imagine the full weight of the burden that abraham lincoln treate
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2010 6:30pm EST
industries in america endorsing the bill, the steelworkers, ellen and -- aluminum workers, and others, we are trying to build a coalition that will be able to sustain the question of whether or not we're helping or hurting american industry. on the senate side, lindsay is leading the effort to get 68 votes over there. there'd doing a great job to accomplish that goal. we are looking forward to him as the leader completing legislation over there, and he and i have been talking all along towards final completion of legislation, but i do not think our goal is inconsistent. it is to affect -- protect the american economy, reduce the amount of pollution by 2% over the next 40 years or so, while backing out imported oil and protecting the health of our country. we agree on the larger goals. we can work of the details and accomplish all of it because it cannot happen if we do not have bipartisan support for the legislation, so i am looking forward to working with lindsay. >> are the pieces falling into place for energy legislation? >> i would like to acknowledge that collins is on a cap and
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
few consequencal economists even talk about entrepreneurs. until you understand that the america we occupy is the product, to a huge extent, of people who are still living -- think about it this way. someplace between 33% to 40% of today's gross domestic product comes out of firm that did not exist in 1980. now, i think if every economist who advises government had that tattooed there, 40% of the g.d.p. comes from firms that didn't exist 30 years ago, we'd have different policy. >> steven douglas. at the university level where we're teaching our college students about starting companies and assessing risks and calculating risks, should entrepreneurship education be, well, education or more experience? >> frank? >> if i may. i think the experience is the education. i will answer it very simply. you have to experience what it is to be an entrepreneur. in many places, stanford, m.i.t., for example, wisconsin, the institute in akron, we're doing the same. we take teams of students and we expose them to problems. in our case we have teams including an m.b.a. student, shadowing orthopedic
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 2:00am EST
former secretary of state said america is the indispensable nation of the world. i say by way, and warn i feel you have made yourself indispensable. it is an extraordinary act of service that you performed. it is important in this particular moment in our government of history that you formed such a collaboration. it is not just bipartisan. i do not want either one of you to think of your party labels when you do your work. it continues to make you very important and influential. we have been very substantive. i thought it was actually yewise and helpful to the committee. i thank you for it. we want to do a series the subject matter hearings. i would like to invite that you and your staff that we consult with you about the directions in which we were going. i cannot think you enough. it has been a constructive hearing for us. look keep the record of the hearing opened for 15 days. i thank you. the hearing is adjourned. us be the -- thank you. >> now we will hear from the homeland security secretary. she recently returned from an overseas trip which included a series of meetings on aviat
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 10:00am EST
america's newest greatest generation for service to the country. host: come back again, ambassador. we will have coverage of the state of the union address beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. we will take a look back at past state of the union addresses. around a 30 5:00 p.m. eastern the state of the union procedures would get under way. the house speaker nancy pelosi will call the house to order. -- at around 8:35 p.m. then around a few minutes before 9:00 p.m. the first lady and others are escorted into the gallery. the gop response will be with the newly inaugurated bob macdonald. learning lessons from last year's response from then- governor, republican gov. bob region will -- from the floor of the virginia house of delegates run by an audience of about 350 that includes small business owners, legislators, and military members. coverage as well of gop response. thanks for watching. . . [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 8:00pm EST
quote corporate america. our system of government is the best in the world due to the ability of average this -- average citizens to participate without the believe that they are corrupting -- there are corrupting influences at play. this opinion, it if it goes unchallenged, undermines that. corporations could have on do influence on elected officials. the money spent by the pocketed interests will undermined our democracy. i have not seen a decision that more undermines campaign finance. it is probably one of the three or four decisions in the history of the supreme court that most undermines democracy. we will regret the day that this decision has been issued. at a time when americans are so worried about having a say in washington, this brush's those worries aside. i stand here today along with congressman van hollen to say that we will not let this decision go unchallenged. every single voter in, every future candidate, will be an underdog against big business interest. as chairman of the senate rules committee, which is the committee with jurisdiction over these issues, i am announcing t
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 11:00pm EST
american people want a healthcare plan as much as they want a healthy america plan. i think we'd like to encourage the incentives in the tax code and reforms in the systemç to encourage people to live healthier lives and like you've seen a number of corporations around the country that have begun to tie their premiums to employees based on have you hit your goal weight? i have a goal weight this year? did you quit smoking? have you been exercising on a regular basis and that lowers your premium. your creating an insensitive foç personal wellness butçw3 you'r talking about the current systems that don't invest in the things that encourageçw3 healt liveq sng çfá we would be able to cost save money for. a mere respiratory therapist work in a nursing home to help prevent pnemonia. the millions of dollars that would save medicare because the nurses are busy doing nursing things. >> preventative medicine issue is powerful and i'd love to hear more and maybe get you to pencil and paper. let me say to you that what your hearing someone struggling within the current medicare system that
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 11:00pm EST
are going to be kept. i have a dream it's going to happen. and i know when the president told america eight different times on television that we're going to have all these negotiations on c-span. i know some day we're going to have all those negotiations on c-span. i have been trying to find out where the negotiations are going on so that we can have some true transparency and just -- and it was a great idea when the president said it. so that people all over the country can see who's negotiating for them and who's negotiating for the pharmaceuticals, who's negotiating for the insurance companies, who's negotiating for the plaintiffs' lawyers and aarp and standing on the side of the retired folks. we work able to see all of that. it would be transparent. the president, when i heard him saying that over and over again on television throughout the presidential campaign, i thought that's not a bad idea, that's a good idea. we'll make this totally transparent. even though i'm a republican, the president had a good idea. we have to give him fault, too. once he got elected, we need him to
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 2:00am EST
first amendment to allow people the right to speak out in america. why do we need people of courage. sometimes people to sacrifice their lives, whether those in the midst of board today were those who sacrificed their lives in america through other causes. why sometimes those things are necessary for us to have the comforts of sitting here today and having this discussion. so when whitney talk about dr. king, it is important to reflect on all of those issues, why we needed it, why we needed such a sacrifice then and why we need even more sacrifices today. so i will leave with this proposition. all of us obviously have to adhere to it, but i especially challenge those of the next generation that are in the audience. the issue is, yes, we're honoring dr. king. but i think what is even more significant from where we stand today is to give proper honor. the proper honor to days to question what movement are you going to be a part of? what movement are you going to lead? we are beset in this country in this world with as many problems that existed then, and they need to be resolved. ofte
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 7:00am EST
policy toward latin america with a political science professor. and then a conversation on the future of the hybrid and electric car industry. "washington journal" is next. . . . the president's efforts to give the economy on track. that is this morning from "the washington post." the report breaking this morning about a plane crashed in the route, "the new york times" online have the story about the airplane crashing near beirut in stormy weather. officials said that 82 passengers and eight crew members were on board. we will update the information as we get it. ruth, democratic line. caller: i am not quite sure if we ever did what we were promising. to try and help people who were in trouble with their mortgages. i think that we took the wrong approach to begin with. so many people that were out of their homes. the fact ripples through the economy. -- the of fact ripples through the economy. let's help -- bethe effedctct te riffles through the economy. if the loan was renegotiated to what it was really worth, they can afford it, but the communication that happening. host: or
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 11:00pm EST
? >> again, from vice of america, president obama when he delivered the speak about the strategy -- youth strategy in afghanistan. he said that youth had the partnership with pakistan and we will not leave alone our partners. many afghan analyst, or some of them at least, they fear that after 18 months the situation of '90s when the soviet soviet union left, to be left alone to its neighbors. what do you think about that? >> i think if you look at what the president said at west pointe and how he and his advisers have qualified that since, mid 2011 is not the point at which 140,000 nato soldiers magically disappear from afghanistan and start coming home. it's the point at which we aspire that we will begin what i think will be a very slow, very small drawdown. here i think marc and i disagree. i don't think the politics of this in the united states are going to force this administration to draw down substantially before 2012. one thing i think is certain, we certainly will not have achieved lasting security change, if that's the case. what i do think is this, i think that by mid 2011, we
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 1:00pm EST
men and women were among the finest america has to offer. they did not shy from the dangers that they knew existed and they believed in the mission that they were asked to perform. they worked tirelessly in an environment that is always dangerous. i'm proud of the work that they did and the work that their colleagues continue to do today to keep our country safe. the officers who died in khost were true professionals. they were savvy officers who relied on years of experience to make judgments and to calculate risk. these men and women were deployed to an any of great danger and hardship and they did so knowing that the worst could happen. but they did it anyway because we as a nation are relying on them and colleagues like them to make the united states safe from the threat of terrorism. i realize that many people have a distorted vision of what it means to be part of a c.i.a. family. movies and books have made the life of a c.i.a. officer seem exciting. it wasn't until i joined the intelligence committee that i fully understood the unique sacrifices that the men and women of the c.i
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 10:00am EST
we think is a very important initiative that gets people working immediately. jobs here in america. we think that's very important. it also tries to help states so they're not laying off teachers and policemen and firemen. we think that's very important as well. but let me say something. i did a little -- i get a little confused and perhaps these facts are not well known to you, but i thought i would remind you of these facts. we pursued an economic program that your party put forward from 2001, 2003 on for eight years. now while the people gave us the majority in the house and senate in 2006, obviously president bush threatened to or did, in fact, veto any changes that we made in economic policy. that economic policy which you were a very strong supporter of and your party was a very strong supporter of, you continue to mention jobs. so i want to make sure you know these statistics. in the last three months of the bush administration under the economic policies that not only did you pursue then but you still want to pursue, because, in fact, the proposals that you had made essenti
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2010 6:15pm EST
america and the courts. this is just about nine minutes. >> a year ago when i took office in the midst of the worst recession since the great depression, i promise you two things. the first was that there would be better days ahead, and the second was that the road to recovery would be long, and sometimes bumpy. that was brought home again yesterday when we learn that in november, our economy sought its first month of job gains in nearly two years. last month, we lost war that we gained. we know that no single month makes a trend, and job losses for the final quarter of 2009 or one-tenth of what they were in the first quarter. until we see the trend of good, sustainable job creation, we will be relentless in our efforts to put america back to work. that task goes deeper than replacing the 7 million jobs that have been lost of the past two years. we need to rebuild our economy so that families can feel some measure of security again. the stories i hear tell me that they have known their own private recession since long before economists have declared one and still feel it after economist d
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 7:00am EST
barack obama and the democratic party. and i think it is a really good thing that america is waking up, that they are seeing through this because of the tyrannical dictatorships, the way that nancy pelosi and harry reid are trying to push through this against the will of the american people. but if mr. brown loses the election, jamming down health care down the throats of the american people is nothing compared to what they are going to do. they will find some crisis, some way that they will continue to keep the power and before we know it we will have a hammer and sickle for a flag over the white house. host: on the republican line, joining us from san francisco. caller: good morning. it is a wonderful morning when we can have massachusetts, a historical state, help us, the american people to fight back what we see here. we have been so betrayed, we feel. the nation is in a mess. we all know what happened when we went into this financial crisis. we know that president clinton put out a lot -- that he change what existed in the banking system. and there he put in larry summers to dereg
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 7:00am EST
laundering all the money on aig. check into it america. host: from the "washington post". few calls back a caller referd for the u.s. to pull for full body scanners at foreign airports. the u.s. government will urge for getting of all body imaging scanners to detect objects held beneath people's clothing. announcement came thursday that there were detailed failures and security gaps that were undercovered in the december 25th issue. the "washington post" has a graphic detailing how, in their view intelligence is supposed to work. where the dots are supposed to be connected and who is supposed to do what. you can find this at "washington post".com or buy a copy of the paper for the full graph. over here they talk about how the list works. the list is called the terrorist identities data mark environment list and that starts here. there's 550,000 names on that. then from there, hit goes to terrorism watch list with $400,000 names. every evening terrorists identities data mark environment dumps what it deems most important into a separate data base at the fbi run terrorist screening li
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 2:00am EST
have not risen in america since 1972 so it is not just the last 10 years. we have lost 40 years. we need to get the economy going. the way we do that is cut spending. harding did it in the 1920's and we have not done it since. we continue to spend money on wars and on entitlement plans. these things draw money from the private sector into the public private sector into the public sector and year after year, we we see people not getting real wage increases. that is what is going on. until people are willing to cut spending, entitlements and stock going to war around the world, we are not going to fix the government. we have a number of bureaucracies. we have wasteful spending, and nobody is holding them accountable. somebody needs to stop the wars. somebody needs to hold back the entitlement programs, and somebody needs to give the money back to the tax payer. >> congressional budget office is going to take 10 years, so we're going to be paying for our plan. we are going to be subsidizing other states, and eventually we are going to break even. i would rather send it to the drawing b
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 5:00pm EST
named him the most influential commentator in america and they were definitely on to something. it is remarkable how much charles has contributed to the lexicon and coined phrases like the reagan doctrine and described the era u.s. influence and dominance and democratic realism to sum up his view of international relations since september 11. many of of us have read his columns and found ourselves saying yes, that is exactly right. that's because his writings, and thinking is so clear that it crystalizes our own thoughts perfectly. charles is not just a commentator. more than any journalist today he is the aha moments because he gives voice to what so many of us believe. i believe we would would all be poor in thought without his comments and also less free. thank you charles for honoring us today for the sixth margaret thatcher freedom lecture. please welcome charles krauthammer. [applause] >> thank you very much. thank you, kim, for that kind flukes. i feel when i hear my checkered past recalled, i should respond, especially to the mondale bit. people ask me how you go from walte
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2010 7:00am EST
weekend, there contract of america. as the year goes along, republicans will develop the national themes that their candidate's can use, district by district this fall. host: that is the headline in this morning's "politico," talking about a contract with america to point out. obama is to detail a payroll tax credit this morning, what is he expected to say on that? caller: that is the other piece of his visit, something that he touched on in the state of the union, a $33 billion program if it gets enacted by congress, assuming congress passes it this year, a $5,000 tax credit for every new employee that a business hires. there would be tax benefits the companies that increase wages or hours for existing employees. this is an attempt to encourage companies that might be on the fence to think about hire more workers and do it. the white house says that the benefit would be retroactive to the first of january if approved and it would only apply to hiring that takes place this year. host: we wrote a story yesterday that talks about the retreat and why they take place. both parties do them, w
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2010 8:00pm EST
minnesota at a time when the twin cities were known as america's capital of anti- semitism. jews were discriminated against in everything, housing, jobs, education, public examination, it even service clubs and automobile clubs. you can imagine how blacks were treated in that society. that is one of the reasons that the record of america, with an administration beloved by youths, raised only a feeble voice against the holocaust. that was then. now, of course, the twin cities are among the most dynamic cities in america, a place where they have jewish said as -- jewish senators, and dozens of black [unintelligible] i just want to ask the question what happened? how did that happen? lots of things. the most significant for me was the powerful ties of the civil rights revolution which knocked down the closed society of my youth, knocking down the walls of segregation and discrimination, smashing quotas and apartheid, opening the doors of equal opportunity to blacks and jews and, ultimately, to women, two days, and to persons of disabilities. -- to dagays, and to persons of disabilit
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Jan 6, 2010 8:00pm EST
all. can you comment on that? >> i think, you know, he was very much in tune with, i think, america, americana, what was going on. he certainly knew who elvis presley was. i don't know whether he followed the career completely, but he understood his place in american culture. his importance. i think halederman understood that. obviously dwight chaffin who continued this whole thing, this would not have happened without dwight's foresight and vision. i think the president was aware of it. he didn't play the tunes at night. >> a question for jerry, i wanted to know if you had insight or details of the logistics of elvis leaving memphis, his first trip to washington, as far as, you know, it's mind-boggling to think that elvis gets on a plane in in memphis, comes to washington, if i was walking through the airport, i'd probably be standing there, staring, waiting for elvis to do or say smog, as far as him arriving in washington and checking into the hotel, did he tell you anything, anything happening, taxi ride, do you have any details? >> there was a couple of details. one was, you kno
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Jan 11, 2010 5:00pm EST
urgency but unemployment is something we just have to live with? why don't we make anything in america anymore? and why is it so hard to pass a health-care bill that guarantees americans held the lives instead of guaranteeing insurance companies healthy product -- profits? as i travel from city to city, i heard a sense of resignation from middle-class americans. people laid off for the first time in their lives asking, what did i do wrong? i came away shaken by the sense that the very things that make america great are now in danger. what makes us unique among nations is that in america, working people are the middle class. we built our middle-class in the 20th-century through hard work, through struggle, and visionary political leadership. but a generation of destruction economic policies has eroded that progress and now threatens our very identity as a nation. today on every coast and in between, working women and working man are joining the middle class and to protect and rebuilding it. we pray for political leadership ready to fight for the kind of america we want to lead to our ch
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Jan 19, 2010 10:00am EST
good thing that america is waking up. that they are saying through this because of the tyrannical dictatorships, the way that nancy pelosi and harry reid are trying to push this through against the will of the american people. if mr. brown loses the election, this jamming the health care down the throats of the american people is nothing compared to what they are going to do. they will find some crisis, some way, that they will continue to keep the power and before we know it, we will have a hammer and sickle for a flag over the white house. host: san francisco, good morning. caller: good morning. it is a wonderful morning when we can have massachusetts, a historical stake, help us, the american people, to fight what we see here. we have been so betrayed, we feel. this nation is in a mess. we all remember what happened when we went into this financial crisis. we know that president clinton put out a law which changed what existed in the banking system. then he put in larry summers to deregulate everything. that is when our country's banks started to go down because there were forc
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Jan 13, 2010 2:00am EST
financial situation, including testimony from the bank of america, morgan stanley, j.p. morgan chaise, and goldman sachs. and witnesses include representatives from the department of defense and state and the head of the u.s. pacific command. that is live at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >> the deadline is approaching to enter the 2010 student cam contest. top prize $5,000. just create a five minutes to 8 minute video on one of our country's greatest strengths or of challenge the country faces. enter before midnight, january 20. winning entries will be shown on c-span. do not wait another minute. >> republican representative mike hansen -- mike pence opposes health care bill. he recently hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the issue. this is little less than an hour and a half. >> welcome. this is the building we're pretty proud of, and a lot of the events have been here. we have quite a few elected officials. i am glad you are here. and here to do the honors for us. >> all lardner able and willing will send and prayed together. >> our father, is such a privilege to come before you in prayer.
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Jan 24, 2010 11:00pm EST
about the youth of america and how concerned they are about your future. do you think they're really concerned and if so, what do you think your future is going to be? >> as of right now, the amount of money that the government has been spending i'm not a huge fan of the current health care bill and i'm worried about the debt that bill is going to straddle the youth of america with. instead of being worried that we're not necessarily fully civically involved they need to worry about the state of the country that they're going to leave us. i've seen more youth and more college students become more passionate about politician so i think we're on the right trend within our generational years. i think the biggest thing that the older generations can do is look at what they're going to leave us and the state of the nation they're going to leave us rather than worrying why all of us don't go out to vote and so on. >> what's your news source? >> i look at "the boston globe" and boston heard. i am partial to fox news. i will flip through cnn every once in a while but i do find that fo
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2010 6:30pm EST
proud of my party's contributions to the vitality and strength of america. i would never have had the opportunity to serve in the congress had i not had the support and backing of my political party in connecticut over these years. i appreciate the passionate party activists who have never, ever faltered in their support of my efforts. i want to say thank you to my family for their tolerance of yet another generation of our family in the political arena. i'm especially indebted to jackie for her fierce loyalty, unyielding commitment to fairness and her unlimited capacity of empathy to the needs of others. she has truly been my anchor in these stormy political waters. there's nothing more pathetic in my view who announces they're only leaving public life to spend more time with their family. the result of this announcement today i hope will create that opportunity. but it's not the reason for my decision. i'm a very late arrival to fatherhood as many of you know, and i'm told repeatedly by some of you here today that these young children of miney grole -- will grow up very fast system
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Jan 5, 2010 7:00am EST
america, i do not think that the parties and racism, conservatism and all of these things, i do not think that they willÑi have anything. obama is looking at what is best for the country. health care, protecting our borders, doing the things that america expects a president to do. host: let's leave it there. these officials said that there are no plans to appoint an official house senate committee in conference. under the customary format, "a committee chairman is appointed with senior lawmakers from both parties in houses, participating in a perfunctory public meetings while meaningful negotiations occur behind closed doors. in this case the plan is to skip close meat -- the plan is to skip the perfunctory meetings. in this case, a 60 votes senate majority would be required to advance a final package. "i look forward to working with members of the house, the senate and president obama to reconcile our bills and send the final legislation to the president's desk as soon as possible," nancy pelosi said laced -- late last year." south carolina, go ahead. caller: i disagree with the l
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Jan 13, 2010 7:00am EST
america, and morgan stanley, that is good news as they prepare for their 9:00 a.m. appearance." john, what would you ask the bankers today? caller: probably 20 different questions. what i would start with would be for the chief of goldman sachs. if this free market that they are operating under and bundling securities, passing them off to unsuspected folks, if they were so wonderful how is it that they bet against the success of those as this moved down the tracks? they knew that this would fail. goldman sachs was the biggest culprit according to the article from "the new york times." that would be my question. host: thanks a lot. colorado, your questions for the bankers? what would they be? caller, turned down the sound, if you can. cathy, are you there? caller: yes. host: turn down the sound before you speak. caller: absolutely. host: what would you ask? caller: how can they sleep at night, having done what they did? host: we need you to turn down the sound. caller: yes, i am. host: that will make a difference. caller: anyway, i called in once last year when this was all com
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Jan 23, 2010 2:00pm EST
like i was getting anything done. i had one of the most sophisticated politicians in america there at that time. he knew i would be a political problem for them. he started making my life interesting. he was tickineting my car wherever i part. the attorney general investigated why the city police were tapping my office phones. it was a really frustrating time. i began to question why i got involved with government, why i even did this. i was doing a good job as a young attorney. i was thinking government was not the answer. this was a waste of my time. i was coming home that night. i was living in high-rise housing. the tenant president as i was walking home greeted me. she asked me what was wrong. i told her i did not have time, i just wanted to go home. she told me not to walk past year and to come give her a hug -- she told me not to walk past her and to give her a hug. [laughter] these are the times when you want to go home and go to bed. here i was hugging this woman. she asked me what was wrong. i was angry. i have vented on her a year of frustration. she is a woman of dignit
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Jan 24, 2010 1:00pm EST
america is what i anticipated when i saw him as a freshman when i was in law school at howard and of course seen him graduate also from howard law school. so secretary west, tremendous job from the people of america. >> thank you, senator. you're a lifeline public-service. >> admiral, i appreciate your service as well. i just didn't attend school with you, so. i am really seeking to see how we cannot the major problem that do well are tasked to do. and i had other questions, but the hearing has just provoked some other thoughts. in mr. secretary, you mentioned the fact that when you take an oath of office in the military, i'm just wondering whether or not there's a different standard on the constitutional right that you have after you've taken the oath of office or if it's something -- something never been in the military and i just want to know whether or not a person who has taken enough, there are different standards that they are held to, for example, the free-speech article or the right to bear arms article which was brought up by senator thune. could you comment on that, please
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Jan 25, 2010 10:00am EST
sought -- saw msnbc attempt to do their version of "black in america," posted by chris matthews, ironically -- hosted by chris matthews, ironically -- i sat in the auditorium and watched him move less strategically than he normally moves, i was at least encouraged by chris' sensibility of communities of color. when the issue of reparations was raised in a very un sophisticated way, chris was the only person who was able to address by providing historical context and talking about it being an issue that should be discussed not whether it should be discussed or how which should be discussed, so that it was not an issue that would be glossed over. my concern was that most of the african-americans on the panel at that time did not feel comfortable enough addressing reparations, because they understood the reality that if they addressed it the wrong way, it was the last time they were going to be on msnbc. how could we get it accepted to be exotically ethnic but not aggressively ethnic, and who defines that and how -- it becomes more and more a walking- on-eggshells act, when you kno
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Jan 30, 2010 6:00am EST
america. çóóand i would just say that we have to thifkip!out tone. ÑiñrñrÑiit is not just on your y the way. it is on our side as well. this is part of what has happened in our politics, where we demonize the aside so much that when it comes to getting things done, it becomes tough to do. mike. >> dr. tom price from georgia and then we will have one more after that if your time permits, mr. president. >> you know, i am having fun. [laughter] [applause] >> ok. >> i want to stick on the general topic of health care but ask a specific question. you have repeatedly said most recently at the state of the union that republicans have offered no ideas and no solutions. in spite of the fact -- >> i do not think i said that. what i said was, within the context of health care -- i remember that speech pretty well, it was only two days ago. i said i welcome ideas that you might provide. i did not say that you have not provided ideas. i said i welcome those ideas that you will provide. >> multiple times, from europe ministration, there have come statements the republicans have no ideas and solut
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Jan 13, 2010 10:00am EST
. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from american samoa, mr. faleomavaega, is recognized for one minute. mr. faleomavaega: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to speak for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. faleomavaega: madam speaker , it is my great honor and pleasure to welcome the reverend to the chamber today. reverend samuel, as he's properly known in our smowan community, is from -- samoan community, is from my home district in american samoa. he's part of the congregational christian church in american samoa. he was appointed secretary to the partnership consultation committee of the administrative initiative of the church of christ. he was ordained in the mid 1990's where he became pastor of the bread of life church in honolulu prior to becoming secretary of the ccas. to my knowledge he is the first american samoan to give the prayer to the house. i w
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Jan 14, 2010 1:00pm EST
communities large and small across america. senior adviser, treasury secretary and dr. larry summers will convene a discussion on jobs and the economy while the mayors are here in town. on wednesday, january 20, first lady michelle obama will deliver remarks to the u.s. conference on the mayor' 78th winter meeting and discuss the launch of a major initiative to address childhood obesity and the impact it has on the health of the nation and communities around the country. with that -- >> on haiti, secretary clinton said this morning that the united states is providing a lot of the glue that is keeping people together and begin to do what governments have to do and the president said this is one of these moments that calls out for american leadership. is the u.s. government essentially in charge of haiti at least for the foreseeable future? >> no. obviously, you know haiti is governed by a sovereign haitian government. we have been in contact, our administration has been in contact with the haitian government as they have with governments around the world in seeking and requesting the type
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Jan 2, 2010 10:00am EST
. >> today on "america and the courts," an interview with supreme court clerk william suter at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> fox news contributor michelle malkin is our guest this weekend on "in department." take your calls, emails and tweets, three hours on sunday live at noon eastern on book tv. >> this week on "the communicators," a discussion about the internet with rod beck strom -- beckstrom. >> this week, we are pleased to have the president and c.e.o. of icam. start by explaining what ican. assigned names and numbers and four things that that we do, we set the global policies for 200 million internet domain names. all names have to be unique. we enforce that through our partners around the world. we keep the listing of all internet addresses or the allocation policies. so names, addresses and the system so the internet works when you type c c-span.org, that's called the domain name system and we coordinate that with different partners around the world. and we are the master repository for the internet standards that are called parameters and protocols that hold the in
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Jan 3, 2010 8:00pm EST
. >> too many american families do not own a home. there is a home ownership gap in america. the difference between an all- america and african-american and hispanic home ownership is too big. we have to address this. by the year 2010, we must increase minority homeowners by at least 5.5 million. >> is this where you thought to politics started -- bought the politics started? >> wiig shows phil gramm -- there were a lot of things that happened, but the legislation in december of 2000 was the big one. it basically said that you could not outlaw derivatives. if you read it, it protects these derivatives and allowed them to just ballooned beyond control. phil gramm was instrumental in that. you will remember michael green berger who is now a lawyer and a professor, he was a regulator. he was on the commodity futures trading commission. as early as 1998, he would have liked to outlaw these kinds of derivatives that have gotten us into some much trouble. he said that that point was the critical moment and that phil gramm was the person that pushed that through. >> were to happen to ge
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Jan 4, 2010 10:00am EST
america. very few muslims hate americans for being americans. in terms of airports, the watch word is not a silver bullet. if anything, this gentleman in detroit was a rank amateur. had he been a professional, it would not have the nabobs of job. for americans to somehow think that we have a great system to protect them, i think that is wrong. i think sometimes i wonder why we spend so much attention on the aircraft and system when we have 3000 or 4,000 miles of open sea borders. host: going back to your comment from a moment ago about the u.s. killing al qaeda one of the time, what should we do, does that mean a bigger military presence in places like yemen? guest: we are at the drawing board. we have not progressed since 9/11. we are fighting an enemy that basically does not exist. the american people, for the last four presidents, continued to tell americans that we are fighting an enemy that is motivated by hatred for freedom and our liberties. women in the workplace. liquor after the work day. therefore, there are a fanatic, a limited number of folks. nothing could be further far
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Jan 17, 2010 6:00am EST
and a snapshot there. and to keep the public whether it is an america or britain or any other country in the world engaged in a balton that and then when there is an international crisis,-- and the only other thing i would say is that i think it is ultimately a point, whether people like me or the diplomats in the military in the end but ultimately they do finally have to make decisions, and i hope as a result of the totally understandable remaining divisions and difficulties over the policy in iraq that we don't put a future generation of leaders in the position where the really, really, really difficult decisions can be taken. >> thank you. i would like to thank our witness and in particular for agreeing to stay on for a much longer session then we had originally foreseen and thank you to everyone here in the brehm both this morning and this afternoon. i would like just to say a brief word about tomorrow. we are going to let gatt other important aspects of the ministerial and professional decision-making process on the rack and use resource in the capability of government de
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Jan 16, 2010 6:00am EST
, all america's working families benefited from the accommodation that has been made. that is very well received by our members. so, that was one of our main issues. but again, affordability. we want to do the best we can to make the bill affordable for the me american people that. is essential to whether this bill is going to work. accountability for insurance companies, whether we are talking about an exchange, medical loss ratio, talking about the reforms that we have in the house bill that we want to see in the final bill as well. they are talking about the challenge that some of these insurance companies will face if they raise rates in the next couple of years, then they won't be able to participate in the exchange. so, those accountability pieces our members are very supportive of ending the waiver of the antitrust laws for the insurance companies. so, those are some of the issues that have always been part of our agenda for accountability. our agenda, for accountability, taking other forms, public option this are that but they are always about accountability for the health
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